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Bush, Bono to Discuss Aid to Africa, AIDS

President Bush plans to discuss AIDS, economic aid to Africa and other topics with Irish rock star and activist Bono during lunch at the White House later Wednesday.

The White House says the meeting is a follow-up to the discussions Mr. Bush and Bono had in July on the sidelines of the G8 summit of leading industrialized nations plus Russia in Scotland.

Bono, the lead singer of rock band U2, has campaigned prominently for years against AIDS in Africa and for increasing the developed world's economic aid to that continent.

G8 leaders agreed at their July summit to double annual aid to Africa from $25 to $50 billion by 2010.

Mr. Bush and Bono previously met at the White House in September 2003 to discuss the AIDS pandemic.

Some information for this story provided by AP.